Senators skip classified briefing on NSA snooping to catch flights homeSubmitted by rwol9999 on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 10:50
The Senate held its last vote of the week a little after noon on Thursday, and many lawmakers were eager to take advantage of the short day and head back to their home states for Father’s Day weekend.
Only 47 of 100 senators attended the 2:30 briefing, leaving dozens of chairs in the secure meeting room empty as Clapper, Alexander and other senior officials told lawmakers about classified programs to monitor millions of telephone calls and broad swaths of Internet activity. The room on the lower level of the Capitol Visitor Center is large enough to fit the entire Senate membership, according to a Senate aide.
The Hill was not provided the names of who did, and who didn't, attend the briefing............. This later in the article goes on to name only one Senator who was seen leaving?? Three guesses who they name. http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/305765-senators-skip-clas...